Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp took the blame for his side's defeat to Burnley but he should have been casting an admiring glance at the Clarets.

Sean Dyche's side produced a defensive masterclass, save for one Ben Mee howler on the stroke of half time which allowed Divock Origi to run through only for the Reds striker to hit the bar, and the doggedness and determination of the Clarets frustrated Liverpool's manager and players.

Klopp confronted Dyche in the tunnel at half time while the Anfield boss also went onto the pitch to speak to referee Mike Dean at the final whistle, presumably to air his complaints about the award of Burnley's winning penalty.

The German is often animated on the touchline and most of his staff were on the pitch as the half time whistle sounded when Fabinho was perhaps fortunate to avoid a straight red card for kicking out at Ashley Barnes.

Those moments of lost Liverpool cool were evidence of how the Clarets were able to get under the home side's skin and ultimately end the 68-game unbeaten home Premier League record.

And while talk after the match centred on Liverpool's slump in form and what went wrong for Klopp's men, it should also be what Burnley did right.

They riled their hosts, prevented them from getting in behind their backline and executed a gameplan to a tee.

Klopp, like his forwards in the final third, couldn't keep his composure during the contest. His summation in his post-match press conference that he couldn't fathom how his side had lost, as well as his view that the foul by Alisson on Barnes for the winning penalty was soft, just support the notion that this is a manager who hasn't quite got the cast iron grip on things we are used to.

“I’ve had enough time to think about this game and wonder how is it possible we could lose," said Klopp. "But we lost it. That’s our (fault), and that means my fault.”

He added: "We had the ball a lot, created some and didn't finish the situations off. That keeps the game open and then they get the penalty - Alisson told me he didn't touch him, but I didn't see it back.

"It's wrong decisions in the moment, three crosses in the box, we tried to find a player, didn't, it's my job to make sure the boys are in the right position, that they feel right.

"It's a tough one, not easy to explain, These boys are not the kind of person after a 7-0 to think we'll go like this, they worked tonight hard and it didn't happen, if something doesn't work you have to try harder, more often, longer. It was not easy to lose that game and we did it."